One of the challenges for my 101 Things in 1001 Days was to complete 30 projects or recipes on Pinterest – I’ve saved so many over the years, but I’ve just never had the motivation to finish any! Home-made banana and Nutella ice-cream has been calling out to me for months, so here goes…
I’ve wanted to make my own ice-cream since I got into cooking, but it’s just one of those things I never got around to – I thought it was too time consuming or too fussy etc. So, flash forward a couple of years, I find a 2-ingredient recipe on Pinterest for Nutella and Banana ice-cream! Apparently super easy, super quick and a super healthy substitute. I gave it a go and it was the most beautiful banana flavoured food I’ve ever eaten.
It’s really as simple as this:
Freeze some bananas. I froze 3. The general rule of thumb is for each banana you freeze, you’ll need a spoon of Nutella: 3 bananas = 3 scoops.
They took around 3 hours to freeze. Once frozen, chop them up (with a bit of effort) into smaller chunks. Now I’m thinking about it, you should probably chop them before freezing them!
Then shove them in a blender – this was obviously the most time consuming part because pulsing a full blender of frozen things isn’t easy. Half way through add the necessary amount of Nutella (or Nutella substitute) and blend until the banana is as smooth as you want it!
I added another chopped up banana just for the sake of it, but out of 3 bananas we got two decent sized bowls! It was so tasty. Be warned, it’s super banana flavoured but if you like that (like I do) then you’re going to love it!
If I could have added anything else, I would have added chocolate sprinkles just because you can never have enough chocolate. 🙂